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Investigating the Suitability of Agile Methods for Requirements Development of Home Care Systems

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The ageing population in developed countries brings many benefits but also many challenges, particularly in terms of the development of appropriate technology to support their ability to remain in their own home environment. One particular challenge reported for such Home Care Systems (HCS) is the identification of an appropriate requirements development technique for dealing with the typical diverse stakeholders involved. Agile Methods (AMs) recognize this challenge and propose techniques that could be useful. This paper examines the desirable characteristics identified for requirements development in HCS and investigates the extent to which agile practices conform to these. It also sets out future work to improve the situation for the non compliant points found.

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S. Kelly and F. Keenan, "Investigating the Suitability of Agile Methods for Requirements Development of Home Care Systems," Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, Vol. 3 No. 9, 2010, pp. 890-893. doi: 10.4236/jsea.2010.39104.

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